Orectolobidae

plural noun Orec·to·lob·i·dae \ōˌrektəˈläbəˌdē\

Definition of Orectolobidae

  1. :  a family of carpet sharks comprising the wobbegongs that live mainly in shallow waters of the tropical western Pacific Ocean and have two dorsal fins, a well-developed fleshy barbel at the anterior margin of the nostril, small teeth with several cusps, and often brilliant markings on the skin

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Origin and Etymology of orectolobidae

New Latin, from Orectolobus, type genus + -idae


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